“It feels really good,” Emma Kari, the chairperson of the Green Group on the Helsinki City Council, rejoiced on Wednesday evening. The reason for her jubilant mood was the fact that the Green League had just made history by securing its second high-powered office at the Helsinki City Hall, with Anni Sinnemäki – a 41-year-old councilwoman and Member of Parliament – joining Pekka Sauri as a Deputy Mayor of the city.
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Sinnemäki elected Deputy Mayor of Helsinki
Sinnemäki on Wednesday replaced Hannu Penttilä (SDP) as the Deputy Mayor responsible for real estate and city planning by a 49—34 vote. “I'm excited and pleased that I've received the confidence of the City Council,” Sinnemäki commented.